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“It's fantastic. The Hockey Sweater: A Musical scores with singing, dancing and stagecraft.” Ottawa Citizen

NAC English Theatre Presentation

It’s Habs country and young Roch proudly wears his number 9 hockey sweater day and night, until it is too small and threadbare to last another season. But a new sweater, sent by Mr. Eaton himself, inadvertently puts young Roch in enemy colours and having to fight on and off the ice to maintain his sense of belonging.

Roch Carrier’s timeless tale has charmed generations of children and adults with its themes of loyalty, acceptance, and hockey glory.

Produced by the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, The Hockey Sweater: A Musical features a cast of 17, including a company of eight actors between the ages of 11 and 13 years old who sing, dance, act, and skate their way through the production.

American Sign Language (A.S.L.) Presentation:
Saturday, December 22 at 2 p.m.
The NAC is continually striving to make theatre accessible to all audiences. In order to do so for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, English Theatre presents an A.S.L. interpretation performance.

A Segal Centre for Performing Arts (Montreal, QC) Production. Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

All trademarks and copyrights of the National Hockey League and its Member Teams are used with permission. All rights reserved.

Performance is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including intermission

video: The Hockey Sweater: A Musical
The Hockey Sweater: A Musical
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  • Book and Lyrics Emil Sher
  • Music and Lyrics Jonathan Monro
  • Based on the short story "The Hockey Sweater" by Roch Carrier
  • Directed and Choreographed by Donna Feore
  • Original short story translated into English by Sheila Fischman
  • Original short story published by House of Anansi Press
  • featuring Wyatt Moss, Claire Lautier, Ian Simpson, Richard Jutras, Scott Beaudin, Kate Blackburn, Andréane Bouladier, Omar Forrest, Evangelia Kambites, Brandon Howard Roy, Jaime MacLean, Oliver Neudorf, Zoë Brown, Lucas Kalechstein, Shechinah Mpumlwana, Isabella Stuebing, Liam Wignall
  • Band Jonathan Monro, Nick Burgess, Vanessa Marcoux, Beth McKenna, Frédéric Bourgeault, Jason Field, Peter Colantonio
  • Musical Direction Jonathan Monro
  • Orchestrator Oran Eldor
  • Set and Costume Designer Michael Gianfrancesco
  • Costume Co-Designer Louise Bourret
  • Lighting Designer Luc Prairie
  • Projection Design Normal Studio
  • Head of Sound Peter Balov
  • Assistant Director Ann Baggley
  • Associate Musical Director Nick Burgess
  • Assistant Choreographer Tina Desrochers
  • Stage Manager Krista Blackwood
  • Assistant Stage Manager Victoria Wang
  • Apprentice Stage Manager Brandon Hepworth
  • Featuring Dayton/Walters Casting, CDC, CSA
  • Casting Rachelle Glait
  • Producer Penny Ritco